Sharpshooter frees eagle in predicament
DES MOINES, Iowa A bald eagle owes its freedom to the sharpshooting skills of an Iowa conservation officer.
Jason Sandholdt used a single bullet last weekend to free the bird from a branch that hung over a cliff at Lake Red Rock.
Sandholdt, who works for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, was among those who responded Saturday after a kayaker spotted the eagle hanging about 60 feet above the lake southeast of Des Moines.
With binoculars, state and county ...
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